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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Boyd Gaines, Frederick Weller, Michele Pawk Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2003 ISBN: 9780743549332
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New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver has long thrilled fans with tales of masterful villains and their nefarious ways, and the brilliant minds who bring them to justice. Now the author of the The Bone Collector has collected his award-winning, spine-tingling stories of suspense that will widen your eyes and stretch your imagination.

The Twisted stories include “Without Jonathan,”The Weekender,” “For Services Rendered,”Eye to Eye,” “Beautiful,” “The Fall Guy,” “Triangle,” and “The Christmas Present” which brings back Jeffery Deaver’s most beloved character, criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, to solve a chilling Christmastime disappearance.

Diverse, provocative, eerie and inspired, this collection of Jeffery Deaver’s best stories exhibits the amazing range and signature plot twists that have earned him the title “master of ticking-bomb suspense” by People. With nods to O. Henry and Edgar Allan Poe, these beautifully crafted pieces pulse with subtle intrigue and Deaver’s incomparable imagination.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Deaver’s labyrinthine plots are astonishing…He knows how to play this game for all it’s worth.” 

    New York Times Book Review 

  • “Like an afternoon snack, this snappy volume will stave off hunger for Deaver fans until his next novel appears.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “These 16 stories are polished gems, beautiful examples of what splendid intricacies can be wrought in a small space.”  

    Booklist

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 2/20/2014

    " If you love those short mystery stories with the wicked twist at the end you will thoroughly enjoy this collection of short stories by Jeffery Deaver. Often, in such a collection, the quality of the stories are a bit uneven, but these all seemed pretty much above average to me. They all had one of those wicked ironic twists at the end. As I read each successive story I tried to guess what the twist was going to be and sometimes I saw it clearly and sometimes it jumped up and startled me. This book is full of interesting cons, murder schemes, and general criminal behavior. I thoroughly recommend it to fans of Alfred Hitchcock type stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 2/19/2014

    " I usually hate short stories but most of these were great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gevera Bert | 2/11/2014

    " Every one of these stories has a trick ending to the point where it is a bit annoying. It reminds me, actually, of the new Sherlock Holmes show "Elementary" that does the same thing every week (He did it. No, he couldn't have done it, she did. Oh my, it was really the first guy all along.). Once or twice a huge twist in a story is fun. Halfway through this book, I just wanted to start skipping to the ends of the stories first, just to know. I still love his Lincoln Rhyme and Katherine Dance stuff, but I'm not seeking out any more short story collections by Deaver. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqui | 2/11/2014

    " So clever and something different.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Olivia | 2/11/2014

    " A nice collection of dark short stories. The twist(s) at the end are always satisfying. I liked some stories better than others; standouts for me were Without Jonathan, For Services Rendered, Beautiful, The Fall Guy, Triangle, The Christmas Present, and The Kneeling Soldier. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alessandro Pellizzari | 2/8/2014

    " Una raccolta di perle. Storie scritte benissimo (a parte un paio di errori, probabilmente di traduzione), con evoluzioni inaspettate e originali. Ottimo e consigliatissimo. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat Murray | 1/24/2014

    " This guy is the Master of the thriller genre. He twists a story quicker than a Texas Bronco coming out of a shoot. This was a good mix of tales, there is something in here for everyone, and not all stories will please every person reading the collection. His good old standby Lincoln Ryhms also makes an appearance. If you want to sample Deaver before reading one of his thriller novels I would recommend you start with Twisted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/19/2014

    " This is an aptly named book. I loved the short stories. Each one had a twist. I tried to figure out what the twist would be, as I was reading a story, and was still surprised. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/13/2014

    " Great "twilight zone" type stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 10/30/2013

    " This is a really great collection of short stories!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/24/2013

    " Jeffery Deaver always comes up with very entertaining and suspenseful stories. His style of writing is easy and fun to read. I was totally absorbed in these short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clarissa Bayliss | 10/5/2013

    " Excellent collection of short stories, each with a twist. Some real astonishing twists too, even as I read each story knowing there was a twist coming I could never work it out! Great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandi | 9/3/2013

    " Short stories are great for commuting or people who have no patience to find out "who dun it" - so I recommend most of the tales in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deanna | 8/20/2013

    " I didn't enjoy as much as his other thrillers. This was short stories, not enough times for me to invest in the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Marshall | 8/11/2013

    " Best short stories I have ever read in the crime genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 8/9/2013

    " he truly is the master of plot twists "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 4/9/2013

    " These are short stories. I like to read one at a time, between other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fan Francis | 3/30/2013

    " Many twisted stories in one book... all with a twisted ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Hochstrasser | 2/6/2013

    " This author's short stories remind me of E.A Poe. He has a twisted imagination just like Poe. Some of the stories are full of blood and gore, while others just have the deepest recesses of the dark mind reflected in them. Very compelling reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D.K. | 1/29/2013

    " It started off strong, got a little weaker in the middle and then started to get strong again. Each story held my attention. The title is definitely well suited for this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Burris | 11/5/2012

    " Absolutely wonderful reading. Amazing short stories, always with a surprise that will floor you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samuel | 5/29/2012

    " it's crime mixed up with love, really twisted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 5/22/2012

    " This was a great collection of short stories, each a good example of why I like Deaver's novels, and each featuring at least one classic plot twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jakub Nowak | 3/3/2012

    " A good collection of short stories. I even managed to guess some endings. Apart from the first story which was not too good (strange that it was chosen for the opener), all the stories were either good or great. And the twists were often twisted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lavada | 2/8/2012

    " Short stories with Twilight Zone type endings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 9/28/2011

    " A collection of short stories which I am not a big fan of. The stories were good, I just prefer full length books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 springparty | 7/8/2011

    " This book was amazing. I love the stories although compiled together it started to look about the same but each plot has a different twist. It is hard to choose a favourite story but I think I like The Weekender (... and the Kneeling Soldier) best. Nice way to spend the afternoon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy Ball | 6/12/2011

    " A fun read...Like any collection of short stories, some are better than others. Still, Deaver is great fun overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tristan | 5/15/2011

    " Very good, even though I don't like this kind of book normally. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Petrina | 4/5/2011

    " This an author I like, but a lot of these stories were trite and predictable. He seems to do better with the longer format of the novel, so read those versus this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 4/1/2011

    " Some very clever short stories here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 3/1/2011

    " A collection of short stories which I am not a big fan of. The stories were good, I just prefer full length books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debebete | 10/25/2010

    " This is a collection of 16 short stories, all of which were very good. They sound like something you might have seen on the Twilight Zone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 9/26/2010

    " If you like Deaver then these are great stories in his style. This is definitely a fun read, but I'd get into the Rhyme series first. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marge | 9/19/2010

    " Put it down several times, forced myself to pick it back up...finally decided today I had given as much time from my life trying to read this book. I felt the storied were boring, predictable, and mostly negative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 9/3/2010

    " Very good, I 'got' a couple of the twists before they were revealed. Yes, as the title says, Twisted! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 8/15/2010

    " Jeffery Deaver always comes up with very entertaining and suspenseful stories. His style of writing is easy and fun to read. I was totally absorbed in these short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Belle | 7/22/2010

    " The stories sure are twisted.

    He always made me believe that the main character is a good one but in truth, it's different.

    Still love the Rhyme's story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Antoan | 6/20/2010

    " Highly recommended, the stories are amazing and indeed with unexpected ending. I could figure out the outcome only on two or three of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ila | 3/25/2010

    " This was a wickedly entertaining book. Jeffery Deaver is an extremely cleaver author, and fun to read. I got a real kick out of this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 1/30/2010

    " A nice little collection of short stories, some very intriguing, others, in my opinion, too predictable... but over all, it was a good read.

    Favorites: "Without Jonathan" , "For Services Rendered", "Triangle" and "Together". "

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About the Author
Author Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of mystery and crime novels. His novels have won the Nero Wolfe Award, three Ellery Queen Readers’ Awards, a British Thumping Good Read Award, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger awards from the British Crime Writers’ Association. His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association. The Cold Moon was named the Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan, as well as by Kono Mystery Wa Sugoi magazine. The Japanese Adventure Fiction Association awarded The Cold Moon and Carte Blanche their annual Grand Prix award. His novels have hit bestsellers lists around the world, including the New York Times, London Times, Los Angeles Times, the Milan Corriere della Sera, and Sydney Morning Herald. He received his BA in journalism from the University of Missouri and has a law degree from Fordham University. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1990, he has written over thirty-five books. Some of his novels have been made into films, including The Bone Collector starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

About the Narrator

Boyd Gaines’ many film credits include Second Best, I’m Not Rappaport, Heartbreak Ridge, Fame, and Porky’s. He’s won two Tony Awards for performances in the The Heidi Chronicles and the musical She Loves Me. On television he’s appeared in A Woman Called Jackie, A Son’s Promise, and in the popular series One Day at a Time.